Shifter Knob replaced after 6 Years

After about 6 years, we have replaced the shifter knob of our 2017 EcoSport Trend MT. The rubber started to peel off and while it is still usable, we’ve decided to replace it with a new one. The knob was not easy to remove and you may need to use some very good pliers to pry out the plastic components holding the knob (and the boot cover) in place.

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Shifter Knob Button
Replacing the Shifter Cover

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DIN60 Battery Installed in EcoSport

Our EcoSport’s first battery was a stock DIN44 battery, which after 2.5 years, replaced by a DIN55 battery. After another 2.5 years, we are replacing the battery with a DIN60. Apparently, the battery compartment of EcoSport can fit DIN44, DIN55, and DIN60 batteries.

DIN60 battery fits in EcoSport’s battery compartment

Replace the battery at regular intervals to minimize the chance of a failed engine start due to a battery that is unable to hold enough charge. In the case of our EcoSport, we prefer to replace the battery every 2.5 years.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Fuel Filter

EcoSport’s fuel filter must be replaced every 40,000 km. To replace the filter, carefully remove the two fuel line connectors and unscrew an 8 mm bolt that clamps the filter in place.

To watch a video on how to replace EcoSport’s fuel filter, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Fuel Filter.

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Removing EcoSport’s MAF Sensor

The amount of air flowing into the engine is measured and monitored using a sensor called the Mass Air Flow sensor or the MAF sensor. The MAF sensor provides input to the engine in order to help caculate the optimal fuel-to-air ratio in various engine load conditions.

To watch a video on how to remove an EcoSport’s mass air flow sensor, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s MAF sensor.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Resistor Block

EcoSport’s auxiliary fan uses a high-wattage resistor in series to run at low speeds, through a component called the resistor block. With a damaged resistor block, the auxiliary fan loses its low speed setting and thus, compensates by pulsing at high speeds for short intervals, alternating full speed and off for several seconds at a time.

To watch a video on how to replace an EcoSport’s resistor block, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Resistor Block.

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Problem with Our EcoSport’s Lug Nuts

Lately, it has become more and more difficult to remove the tires due to a problem with our EcoSport’s lug nuts. The issue appears to be due to the lug nut’s thin metal sleeve, which once damaged, makes removal extremely difficult. After not being able to remove one of the tires during a road emergency, I’ve finally decided to replace the lug nuts.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs

As part of preventive maintenance procedure, EcoSport’s spark plugs must be replaced (or restored to proper specifications) every 40,000 kilometers. To remove and install the spark plugs, you will need a tool called a spark plug wrench.

To watch a video on how I replaced the spark plugs of our EcoSport, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs.

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Removing EcoSport’s Cowl Cover

The catch basin that collects and diverts flowing water from the windshield when it rains is called the cowl. The cowl must be cleaned regularly (every few years) to ensure it is not clogged and effectively channels the water away from the engine. To clean the cowl, simply remove the cover, which is secured by some screws and clips. Disassembly and reassembly (for cleaning purposes) only takes a few minutes.

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Cabin Filter Replacement EcoSport

This video tutorial features a simpler way of removing the filter but must be performed with care as it involves flexing of a panel.

To learn how to install or replace the cabin air filter (pollen filter) of an EcoSport, head directly to Replacing the Cabin Filter.

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Side Mirror Adjustment Switch

EcoSport is equipped with motorized left and right side mirrors that may be adjusted through a control switch mounted on the driver’s door. The switch may be removed by using any flat tool to pry it up out of the panel.

To watch the video on how to remove and replace the side mirror adjustment control switch, head directly to Side Mirror Adjustment Switch.

Related links:
Removing the Side Mirror
Anti-Theft Side Mirror Cover

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